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Welcome to the Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library System is here to enrich the lives of the residents of Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Visit your local branch today to find out what the library can do for you.

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Closed for Memorial Day - May 30

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 31.

What kind of library user are you?

In 2013, the Pew Research Center conducted a landmark survey of people around the country to find out how they used their local libraries. Now they are updating that survey, and we can participate. Take the quiz to find out what kind of library user you are!

Our unique version of this library user quiz will let us gather data specifically about our community. The results will help us learn how people use our local public library, how they think about their library's impact on the community and what their views are on the importance of libraries in the digital age. Any information collected in the quiz will be anonymous and not personally identifiable.

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We are very excited to share our latest video! Please watch and share!

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